Feel like I should buy one of each of these chocolates.
Most of us will know Meiji Chocolate from the chocolate bars you can buy in the convenience stores. Meiji have chocolate makers for a long time, but recently opened a chocolate cafe and started a range of boutique chocolates. They call the brand 56Chocolates.
Hard to pick which one to eat first. Maybe try the Honey chocolate or wasanbon?
The cafe is located at Shinbashi and serves 100% chocolate all day long.
Taken from the Meiji 56Chocolates brochure. Looks like a nice cafe
Plenty of choice. Reading all 56 flavors takes a long time.
Time for some hot chocolate to wash down those 56 flavors
Looking, looking, looking. What to buy?
Each flavor has a number. You can match the numbers to make birthdays, anniversaries etc.
Some of the flavors here are very original. Wasanbon is traditionally used in Japanese sweets not chocolate. Lemon salt, honey, black pepper, jasmine, rose hip, red chilli, soy milk, basil, lavender are just some of the more interesting ones to try.
Number 26, Wasanbon, a Japanese original
The story board describing each flavor and its origin
These were the ones I finally decided to buy.
This is from the website of Meji Chocolate56. Great site to visit when you are hungry.
What’s your favorite chocolate? Are you a Meiji chocolate fan?